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The Government announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and with a positive result of serology testing for antibodies will be allowed a shortened compulsory quarantine period of seven days upon arrival.

To learn about Hong Kong latest quarantine arrangements for inbound travelers from specified places, please see below link:-

https://www.brandhk.gov.hk/html/en/Hong-Kong-Update/Entry-to-Hong-Kong.html

Normally, an extension of visa can only be handled by Hong Kong Immigration Department, while the applicants are physically in Hong Kong. Many visa holders may not be able to return to Hong Kong timely due to covid-19.

Hong Kong Immigration Department just announced that for those whose visa is about to expire (within four weeks) or has expired for less than 12 months, they can still submit the extension application, even though they are still in overseas. Processing time is around 2-3 weeks. Once approved, applicants can enter Hong Kong within 6 months to complete the extension procedures. This applies to all kinds of visa extension (except for domestic helpers and imported workers), e.g. employment visa, dependant visa, investment visa, CIES, etc.

This new policy is a very good news to visa holders, so as to:

  1. Get the visa extended without being in Hong Kong for now
  2. Enter Hong Kong with the approved visa (currently non-Hong Kong residents, including those with expired Hong Kong visas, cannot enter Hong Kong from overseas)
  3. Get the expired extended

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For full procedural details, please contact our immigration consultants at (+852) 37497899

http://www.visapro.com.hk

News from Hong Kong Immigration Department:

https://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/message_from_us/20201231.html

Since joining the EU, Bulgaria has always been hoping to join the EURO area. The Bulgaria currency is Leva, which has been pegged to EURO since 1999 (1 EUR = 1.95583 Bulgaria Leva). European Central Bank just recently confirmed that Bulgaria has met the economic criteria and Bulgaria will start using EURO in 2024.

Purchasing Bulgaria state bonds (in EURO) is required by its citizenship program. This news can surely let the migration applicants more rest assured with their investements.

https://visapro.com.hk/europe/

 

Related news:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-14/croatia-and-bulgaria-may-adopt-euro-in-2024-dombrovskis-says

Malaysia MM2H is closed for new application until December 2020. Some changes are expected. We will inform you once there is any update.

 

https://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news/section/2/220581/Malaysia-freezes-second-home-scheme

As announced on 23 December 2019, the Ireland Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) will open for applications in 2020 as follows:

– 17 February 2020 to 21 February 2020
– 20 April 2020 to 24 April 2020
– 22 June 2020 to 26 June 2020
– 31 August 2020 to 4 September 2020
– 26 October 2020 to 30 October 2020

 

The publication of this provisional schedule is without prejudice to the finalisation of the External Review of the Immigrant Investor Programme which is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2020. The Minister reserves the right to alter/amend the provisional schedule, and introduce revised Guidelines.

Submission Window 5 2019 which was scheduled to open for applications between 21 October 2019 and 25 October 2019 has been rescheduled and will now open for applications between 4 November 2019 and 8 November 2019.